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Nike Announces Their ‘Pro Hijab’ For Female Athletes

Coming in Spring 2018, the Pro Hijab will be available in three colors and is made of a lightweight material to not hinder performance.

Coming in Spring 2018, female athletes will be able to purchase a Pro Hijab from Nike for an expected retail price of $35. It was teased in a recently released ad in the Middle East, seen here:

The Pro Hijab is made out of a lightweight and mesh stretchy polyester and will be available initially in three colors. Three professional athletes have been involved in the testing process—including figure skater Zahra Lari, runner and triathlete Manal Rostom and Olympic weight lifter Amna Al Haddad. These athletes are reported to have faced issues in the past, from finding a hijab that met qualifications and specific standards as well as were lightweight enough to not inhibit their performance.

This news comes the same week that Nike announced their shoes developed to help athletes break the 2-hour marathon and this announcement specifically shows Nike’s desire to develop quality products for all athletes.